Here is my situation. I've had a chronic cough for the about 4 years now. It seems to occur due to my throat itching. I smoke occasionaly, usually on weekends. The cough occurs sporadically through out the day. Many times after I eat. Sometimes it occurs when I'm playing tennis. At night, it's at its worst, waking me up a lot of times during the night. On the day after I've been drinking alcohol, it is really bad.
I tried sucking on cough drops at night and it worked for awhile, but now doesn't seem to work anymore. I use nasal spray which work a little at first too, but doesn't seem to work very well anymore either. However, whenever I take benadryl, it seems to not take the cough totally away, but helps a lot.
I've been to one doctor who diagnosed it as post nasal drip and gave me some medecine for it. The medecine seemed to work pretty good, but once I was out of my prescription, the cough came back.
I went to another doctor numerous times. First, he thought it was acid reflux, but the medecine didn't work. Then he gave me some allergy medicines didn't seem to really work either. He gave me a TB test and a chest x-ray which both came back negative.
I then went to an ENT who gave me an allergy test. The allergy test basically said I was only allergic to sycamore and firebush. He then gave me avodart which didn't help at all.
Can someone please help! I'm at the end of my rope here!
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